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Echoes of WWII: Normandy

Echoes of WWII: Normandy

On June 6, 1944, the Allied armies invaded the coastal region of France, opening the second front in Europe with an attack that greatly eased the pressure on the Soviet Union in the east and eventually spelled the end of the Nazi regime. Historian Stephen E. Ambrose called this the climactic battle of World War […]

Lower Manhattan History

Lower Manhattan History

  The history of the island of Manhattan is intertwine   with the story of the birth and growth of the United States. Conveniently for visitors, much of Manhattan’s rich history is confined to a small walkable area around Wall Street. From the center of American capitalism to the site of the first presidential oath […]

Philadelphia – Birthplace of American Democracy

Philadelphia – Birthplace of American Democracy

Located roughly in the middle of the thirteen original colonies, Philadelphia was the largest city on the continent in the 18th century and a witness to the tumultuous birth of the United States. The history of a place is often dictated by the fortune or misfortune of its location. A country like Poland, wedged between […]

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Rabat, Morocco

Rabat, Morocco’s capital city, is flush with history and culture unbeknownst to the many Morocco-bound tourists who flock to Tangiers and Casablanca. For those who venture off the beaten path, however, Rabat will prove just as rewarding.

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